RE: Unicode Standards for Indic Scripts

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Wed Jan 08 2003 - 09:23:24 EST

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    Marco Cimarosti wrote:
    > I downloaded the first two issues, but I see no mention to any formal
    > proposal to Unicode. Perhaps it's in the third one.

    Not that I have found anyway (I haven't read all the hundreds of pages,
    just e-flipped though...). However, all three issues contain modified
    code charts for, in total, seven Indic scripts. Apparently they "prepare"
    to suggest several name changes (mainly VIRAMA to HALANT, but also others),
    as well as a few handfulls of new characters. Some of them duplicates
    of already existing characters, some of them precomposed versions of
    of already representable characters. Some really strange, like INVISIBLE
    LETTER. And the proposals are based on Unicode 3.0, not including the
    latest additions to some of the Indic scripts. That may still leave
    some justifiable new characters... Though they don't seem to be
    specifically pointed out in the "newsletters".

                    /Kent K

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